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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Symptoms

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - How to prevent?

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Diagnosis

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Preparing for surgery

Length of hospital stay
You will be admitted the day before or on the morning of your surgery.

After surgery, you will usually stay one night. You may be required to stay a few more nights if you have open surgery. Younger, fitter patients may go home in the evening of the same day.

What to expect
General anaesthesia will be given regardless of the type of surgery. In cholecystectomy, a laparoscopic camera is inserted through one of the four incisions (near the belly button) to provide a close-up view of your organs. Surgery to remove the gallbladder is performed through three smaller incisions (0.5cm) and removal is through incision near the belly button.

Laparoscopic surgery is safe and effective. If any difficulties occur during a laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon will switch to open surgery.

This may happen if there is unusual anatomy, severe inflammation or infection. This is done with the patient’s safety and best interest as the foremost priority.

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